Top 20 women's singles tennis players through the 1990s by year-end WTA rankings


Individual or multiple players may be selected to highlight their progress throughout the decade. Years across the top axis may be selected to scroll the chart back, to make clear the rankings at the end of that season.


The WTA Rankings have been produced by the Women's Tennis Association since November 1975, for the purpose of determining entry and seeding in women's tennis tournaments. Ranking points are earned according to the stage reached and the prestige of each tournament, with the four Grand Slams awarding the most.

All data has been copied from the WTA Tour Wikipedia page for each year, e.g., 1995.


*Monica Seles was the victim of an on-court attack on 30 April 1993 during a quarterfinal match with Magdalena Maleeva in Hamburg, when a man ran from the crowd during a break between games and stabbed Seles with a boning knife between her shoulder blades. Although her physical injuries took only a few weeks to heal, she did not resume competitive tennis for more than two years. When Seles did return to the WTA Tour in August 1995, she was co-ranked alongside Steffi Graf at #1 for her first six tournaments.


Men's singles tennis players by year-end ATP rankings:

Women's singles tennis players by year-end WTA rankings:


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